The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  21 June 1996 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Head
Lefty (as Ray Mancini)
Ed Hoyt
Holly Hoyt
Col. Ron
Disco Bean
Wayne Maugans ...
Tommy Hoyt
Lodge Kerrigan ...
Madame Esther
Father Julio


While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him. Written by JD-2 <>

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With this search team... pray you don't get lost.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »


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21 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Alla ricerca di Jimmy  »

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Frank Vincent appears in the movie in a cameo, but only on posters on a wall. See more »


Snake: Who are you?
Junior: You know me, I'm Junior.
Snake: Junior? Who's your father?
Junior: Junior.
Snake: Junior Senior?
Junior: Yah.
Snake: And you're are Junior Junior?
Junior: That's right.
Snake: You fuckin' PA's kill me
Junior: hey man my family's fromt he dominican republic
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Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

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A brilliant mockumentary style black comedy, that grabs hold of you from the start!

All the reviews of this movie slam it, but they are missing the point - if you look at it from the point of view of the characters involved, and try to se things as they would, you would love it! The film maker is like every film maker and news reporter I have ever met, eager for a ground breaking story, hoping against hope that Jimmy turns up dead, because it will make great cinema! The other characters are a lot like some people I know - they seem to resemble young high school drop outs, who are just milling around, looking for ways to make cash! When Jimmy goes missing, they all half heartedly look for him, not really caring whether he shows up or not, and the results are hilarious! This film is a rare gem, well worth seeing! Steve Buscemi and Samuel L Jackson carry the movie, and those two make it worth seeing for them alone! A great movie!

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